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Moisture (Canadian Building Digests)

Selected publications related to moisture published as Canadian Building Digests, National Research Council Canada. Through the Canadian Building Digests, the National Research Council has addressed many building conservaton issues for forty years. While some publications might appear dated or specific to Canada, most information remains highly relevant and practical today, in America.

Subjects

Contents

Practice

CBD-200.  Building Technology and its Use
CBD-212.  Buildings and Life-Cycle Costing
CBD-237  Performance Testing Standards for Building
CBD-230  Applying Building Codes to Existing Buildings
CBD-237  The Regulation of Building Construction

Weather

CBD-14  Weather and Building

Comfort

CBD-102  Thermal Environment and Human Comfort

Water

CBD-30  Water and Building Materials
CBD-231  Moisture Problems in Houses
CBD-40  Rain Penetration and its Control
CBD-82  Groundwater
CBD-191  Chemicals for Snow and Ice Control Around Buildings

Vapor

CBD-1  Humidity in Canadian Buildings
CBD-4  Condensation on Inside Window Surfaces
CBD-5  Condensation Between Panes of Double Windows
CBD-9  Vapour Barriers in Home Construction
CBD-161  Moisture and Thermal Considerations in Basement Walls
CBD-73  Moisture Considerations in Roof Design
CBD-42  Humidified Buildings
CBD-57  Vapour Diffusion and Condensation
CBD-56.  Thermal and Moisture Deformations in Building Materials
CBD-175  Vapour Barriers: What are they? Are they Effective?

Temperature CBD-36  Temperature Gradients Through Building Envelopes
CBD-52  Heat Transfer at Building Surfaces
CBD-149  Thermal Resistance of Building Insulation
CBD-16 Thermal Insulation in Dwellings
CBD-44  Thermal Bridges in Buildings
CBD-56.  Thermal and Moisture Deformations in Building Materials
CBD-161  Moisture and Thermal Considerations in Basement Walls
CBD-70.  Thermal Considerations in Roof Design
CBD-121  Irradiation Effects on Organic Materials

HVAC

CBD-105  Heating and Cooling Requirements
CBD-106.  The Basic Air-Conditioning Problem
CBD-108  Air Conditioning Processes
CBD-109.  Air Conditioning Systems
CBD-110  Ventilation and Air Quality
CBD-199  Air Ions And Human Comfort
CBD-222  Airtight Houses and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
CBD-247  Control of Radon in Houses

Barriers
Sealants

CBD-23  Air Leakage in Buildings
CBD-72  Control of Air Leakage is Important
CBD-175  Vapour Barriers: What are they? Are they Effective?
CBD-25  Window Air Leakage
CBD-19 Caulking Compounds
CBD-96  Use of Sealants
CBD-97  Look at Joint Performance
CBD-155  Joint Movement and Sealant Selection

Materials

CBD-127  The Structure of Porous Building Materials
CBD-117  Weathering of Organic Building Materials
CBD-130  Wetting and Drying of Porous Materials
CBD-115  Performance of Building Materials
CBD-117  Weathering of Organic Building Materials
CBD-124  Biological Attack on Organic Materials
CBD-121  Irradiation Effects on Organic Materials

Wood

CBD-85  Some Basic Characteristics of Wood
CBD-86  Some Implications of the Properties of Wood
CBD-88  Use of Wood in Construction
CBD-111  Decay of Wood
CBD-112  Designing Wood Roofs to Prevent Decay
CBD-91  Exterior Coatings For Wood
CBD-244  Effects of Wood Shrinkage in Buildings

Masonry

CBD-2  Efflorescence
CBD-6  Rain Penetration of Walls of Unit Masonry
CBD-50.  Principles Applied to an Insulated Masonry Wall
CBD-15  Concrete
CBD-123  Cold Weather Masonry Construction
CBD-131  Coating for Masonry Surfaces
CBD-138  On Using Old Bricks in New Buildings

Metals

CBD-20 Corrosion in Buildings
CBD-170  Atmospheric Corrosion of Metals
CBD-98  Coatings For Exterior Metal

Drainage

CBD-156  Drainage Around Buildings
CBD-151  Drainage from Roofs
CBD-82  Groundwater
CBD-180  Ground Temperatures
CBD-26  Ground Freezing and Frost Heaving
CBD-84.  Swelling and Shrinking Subsoils

Foundation

CBD-12  House Foundations
CBD-81  Selecting the Foundation
CBD-161  Moisture and Thermal Considerations in Basement Walls
CBD-128  Adfreezing and Frost Heaving of Foundations
CBD-182  Frost Action and Foundations
CBD-148  Foundation Movements

Walls

CBD-47  Extreme Temperatures at the Outer Surfaces of Buildings
CBD-161  Moisture and Thermal Considerations in Basement Walls
CBD-21  Cavity Walls
CBD-125  Cladding Problems Due to Frame Movements
CBD-126  Influence of Orientation on Exterior Cladding

Openings

CBD-25  Window Air Leakage
CBD-60  Characteristics of Window Glass
CBD-55  Glazing Design
CBD-132  Glass Thickness for Windows
CBD-58  Thermal Characteristics of Double Windows
CBD-46  Factory-Sealed Double-Glazing Units
CBD-101  Reflective Glazing Units

Roof

CBD-99.  Application of Roof Design Principles
CBD-112  Designing Wood Roofs to Prevent Decay
CBD-18 Strength of Small Roofs
CBD-70  Thermal Considerations in Roof Design
CBD-73  Moisture Considerations in Roof Design
CBD-68.  Wind Pressures and Suctions on Roofs
CBD-24  Built-Up Roofing
CBD-49  New Roofing Systems
CBD-95.  Roofing Membrane Design
CBD-69  Flashings for Membrane Roofing
CBD-151  Drainage from Roofs
CBD-179  Inspection and Maintenance of Flat Roofs
CBD-176  Venting of Flat Roofs

Finishes

CBD-172.  General Recommendations For Painting Buildings
CBD-91  Exterior Coatings For Wood
CBD-98  Coatings For Exterior Metal
CBD-131  Coating for Masonry Surfaces

Interior

CBD-13  House Basements
CBD-104  Stack Effect in Buildings